David Lowery has maintained a healthy career as a split musical personality. When he isn’t playing laconic country-tinged pop with his band of 25 years, Camper Van Beethoven, he’s thrashing away at his guitar as the frontman for Cracker, the rock outfit that’s releasing its 10th studio album, Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey, this week. Lowery adds another line to his resume as he guest edits magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with him.
Lowery: OK, maybe I’m a little late picking up on this. But I can’t seem to get Fujiya & Miyagi out of my iPod. The Brighton, U.K., band may claim krautrock as their overriding influence, but they sound so English it makes me nostalgic for crappy weather and overcooked vegetables. Part of the charm of this band is their continuing collaboration with video director Wade Shotter. Watch the Shotter-directed video for Fujiya & Miyagi’s “Sore Thumb” after the jump.